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DISPOSE OF PLASTIC WASTE CAREFULLY OR RISK HUGE FINES

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February
4

The following is a Press Release published in Farmers Weekly on 5th February 2016: Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire. …

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Wiltshire Agricultural Consultant

COMING SOON!

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January
15

The 2016 round of Farm Business Updates will be presented by WebbPaton on:   Monday 25th January from 6.30pm at Chippenham Golf Club Wednesday 27th January from 6.30pm at North Wilts Golf Club near Devizes Thursday 28th January from 10.30am …

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Farm Rent Review

2015 BPS PAYMENT ERRORS

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January
7

The RPA has announced that almost 51% of claimants should have now received their BPS 2015 payment.  However, there have been errors in some of the payment amounts (particularly where RLE1 forms were submitted to transfer entitlements and/or amend maps), …

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WebbPaton Land Agents

2016 CROSS COMPLIANCE CHANGES

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January
7

1. SMR 7 – Cattle identification and registration Cattle keepers must still record (in their holding register) the dam’s ear tag number for animals born on their holding. However, they no longer need to record the dam’s ear tag number …

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CA16 FOOTPATH AND VILLAGE GREEN DEPOSITS

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January
7

WebbPaton are still busy helping landowners to submit the CA16 application forms and maps to protect their land from future rights of way or village green claims.  The deposit protects the land for 20 years and it is important to …

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PESTICIDE USE: ‘GRANDFATHER RIGHTS’ NO LONGER EXIST

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January
7

People born before 31st December 1964 are no longer exempt from holding a certificate of competence for using an agricultural pesticide product.  It is a legal requirement to follow the rules outlined in ‘The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations …

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THE WEBBPATON 2016 FARM BUSINESS UPDATE

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December
1

Christmas is coming and once again the team at WebbPaton are literally polishing up their act ready to present another round of entertaining and informative seminars in late January and early February, aimed at farmers, tenants, landowners and farm professionals.  …

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Early dairy fund payments

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November
19

Farmers across the UK have started to receive their share of support payments from the EU Dairy Fund, two weeks ahead of schedule.  The flat rate payment for dairy farmers – linked to milk production – is just under 0.176 …

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2015 BPS Payment Rates Confirmed

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November
17

The BPS 2015 Entitlement Values, Greening Payment and the funding required for the National Reserve have now been confirmed by the RPA. The BPS 2015 Entitlement Values are: €171.83 Non-SDA, €170.60 SDA Non-Moorland and €45.07 SDA Moorland The Greening Payment (additional …

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AMC FIXED RATES

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October
20

The cost of fixed rate borrowing has fallen back recently offering an opportunity for some AMC borrowers to switch from variable rates.  The Bank of England base rate for variable loans remains at 0.5%; on Tuesday 6th October the cost …

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MARK WEBB – 30 YEARS SERVICE!

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October
6

Congratulations to Mark Webb, who on 30th September 2015 celebrated his 30 year work anniversary, having started working for Loveday and Loveday from 1985, before he took over alongside George Paton to become WebbPaton in 1999.  Here’s to the next 30!  

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FRACKING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE SOUTH WEST

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October
6

The Department of Energy and Climate Change are tendering out to investors four  Ordnance Survey Grid Squares around Wiltshire for fracking opportunities in the next bidding round.  The four areas are around Devizes, Melksham, Trowbridge and Radstock.   WebbPaton are ready to …

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LET PROPERTIES – NEW LEGISLATION

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October
6

There have been several changes and additions to residential lettings legislation this Autumn: The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations   – Landlords are required to ensure that a smoke alarm is installed and in proper working order at the start …

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CROSS COMPLIANCE BREACH – LATE TB TESTING

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October
6

From 1st January 2015 Defra extended their cross compliance approach to include most types of TB tests, including enhanced cross compliance controls for overdue TB surveillance and check tests.  Penalties are applied to Basic Payment and any Rural Development Scheme payments …

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Farm Rent Review

BPS – EURO EXCHANGE RATE

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October
6

The 2015 BPS Euro exchange rate has been taken from the average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set throughout September 2015 and has been set at €1 = £0.73129.  (This is lower than last year’s more favourable exchange …

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RPA – ACCOUNTABLE PERSONS

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September
2

The RPA were requesting details of “accountable persons” earlier this year in order to process and issue payments for 2015 BPS claims. However, they have now confirmed that this information (your National Insurance number and the division between partners/shareholders) will …

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP – DELAY TO 2015 PAYMENTS

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September
2

Natural England have announced that there will be a delay to the advance payments for Environmental Stewardship (ELS, OELS & HLS) agreements this year because of the ongoing processing of annual claims and cross-checking against BPS claims. Payments will start …

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